Sunday, July 31, 2022
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Friday, July 29, 2022
“I used to stand in the cold selling the New York Times — that’s how I started,” he recalled. “We’d sell 60, 70 copies of the early edition, 200, 300 copies of the late, at a slow location. In the terminal, a thousand copies a day.” On a recent summer Tuesday, despite the crush of street traffic, tourists in the streets, people lazing in the park, he’d sold a total of six.
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Extra - Red State: "A Petulant Joe Biden Makes a Cowardly Move in Presser Held After GDP News." I may be wrong but I think the last sit-down interview Dementia Joe had was February with Lester Holt. Not counting the Jimmy Kimmel train wreck.
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Monday, July 25, 2022
Sunday, July 24, 2022
Saturday, July 23, 2022
Friday, July 22, 2022
Should the economy decline in the second quarter, it could meet the technical criteria for a recession, which requires a "significant decline in economic activity that is spread across the economy and that lasts more than a few months." Still, the NBER — the semi-official arbiter — may not confirm it immediately.The White House is now seeking to redefine what constitutes a recession before the data release, which is likely to show two consecutive periods of shrinkage. In a new blog post, White House Council of Economic Advisers chair Cecilia Rouse and member Jared Bernstein argued the economy is nowhere near a downturn as defined by the NBER.
Thursday, July 21, 2022
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Who thought this was a good idea? Which White House staffer chose to have Biden discussing how much he cares about the environment from an empty lot that looks like it’s where the mob dumps bodies?
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Monday, July 18, 2022
Americans' confidence in two facets of the news media -- newspapers and television news -- has fallen to all-time low points. Just 16% of U.S. adults now say they have "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in newspapers and 11% in television news. Both readings are down five percentage points since last year.Gallup has tracked Americans' confidence in newspapers since 1973 and television news since 1993 as part of its annual polling about major U.S. institutions. The latest readings are from a June 1-20 poll that saw declines in confidence ratings for 11 of the 16 institutions measured and no improvements for any.
Sunday, July 17, 2022
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Friday, July 15, 2022
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Sri Lanka, under the leadership of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, decided in April 2021 to become the world’s first all-organic country. The government banned the use of chemical fertilizers and banned their importation. The move was pitched as creating a self-reliant economy on the island nation and hailed as a great experiment in green policy-making.
Milton Friedman said that if you put the government in charge of the Sahara Desert, there would be a sand shortage. What the Sri Lankan government has done is almost as unbelievable.
Monday, July 11, 2022
Sunday, July 10, 2022
Saturday, July 09, 2022
So that means the right can chase you out of a store or restaurant— Conservative/Cowboy (@6988Cowboy) July 9, 2022
It's all fair isn't that right?
You said it https://t.co/jRObpEC0Iu
Friday, July 08, 2022
"Meet the Press" – the longest-running program on American television – had its worst ratings since Chuck Todd became the host in 2014, according to a new report."Meet the Press with Chuck Todd" recorded its lowest-rated quarter over the April-May-June period, according to Radar.
Thursday, July 07, 2022
Wednesday, July 06, 2022
Douthat piggybacked on that statement by noting the reason pro-choice people haven’t needed to debate the issue is that the entire culture was in lock-step agreement with them. Pro-lifers were just a sort of novelty they never had to really engage beyond a few talking points supplied by the abortion industry. He calls is a failure of imagination.
Tuesday, July 05, 2022
Top Democrats complain the President isn't acting with -- or perhaps is even capable of -- the urgency the moment demands."Rudderless, aimless and hopeless" is how one member of Congress described the White House.Two dozen leading Democratic politicians and operatives, as well as several within the West Wing, tell CNN they feel this goes deeper than questions of ideology and posture. Instead, they say, it gets to questions of basic management.
Monday, July 04, 2022
Sunday, July 03, 2022
If Biden’s message always seems to be some variation of, “I’d like to help, but other forces won’t cooperate, so there’s just not much I can do,” many voters are likely to respond, “if you can’t do anything to help with my problems… then what do we need you for?”
Saturday, July 02, 2022
There is a good chance that on the morning of July 29, the headline will be, “U.S. NOW IN RECESSION.”Are there voters out there who will be more concerned about abortion, gun control, and the events of January 6? Sure. But those voters will be dwarfed by the number of voters who are irate about runaway inflation, high gas prices, high food prices, difficulty finding infant formula, lingering supply-chain problems, shrinking 401(k)s and the market, dwindling savings, and on top of all that, an economic recession.